Peter Murtagh

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 Sinn Féin’s  northern leader Michelle O’Neill (right)  launching  her election campaign on February 6th.  There were queues outside the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland in Belfast, as voters registered or checked that they were still on the register. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Keith Hollywood stood beneath the stairs leading up to the electoral office rolling a cigarette between his thumb and forefinger, the paper just lick(...)

One of the rooms in the Luggala estate in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Antonio Martinelli

Businessman Denis O’Brien is understood to be interested in buying the Luggala estate in Co Wicklow which is on the market for €28 million. Mr O’Brie(...)

Ivor Roberts wrote that ‘the ancient quarrel [between Britain and Ireland] is in the process of being solved’.

As Britain stands on the threshold of exiting the European Union, a paean to Brussels has been made public, in which the author, former British ambass(...)

After the Crash: impromptu memorial of flowers and a photograph of  Andrew Roche  and Michael Madigan killed in Limerick crash

The banality of tragedy and how we remember is what made After The Crash, RTÉ television’s documentary on the people who died on Ireland’s roads in 20(...)

The funeral  of Reece Cullen (17) from Jobstown, Co Dublin took place Wednesday morning at the Church of St Martin de Porres, Old Bawn, Tallaght. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

If numbness was physical, you could have touched it inside the Church of St Martin de Porres in Old Bawn, Tallaght. Invisible and silent, it was eve(...)

Sean O’Neill of Transport Infrastructure Ireland  suggested the new anti-speeding measure would help maintain the safety record of Dublin’s Port Tunnel (above). File photograph: Getty Images

The long-heralded speed detection cameras that calculate how fast a vehicle is travelling by measuring the time it takes to cover a specified distance(...)

Irish Times journalists covered a wide range of subjects and topics in what was a very busy year in news.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

1. Fintan O’Toole had two pieces written depending on the outcome of the US election. He was ready to publish one within milliseconds of the official (...)

Denis O’ Brien at the High Court, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“I’m not going to read out the whole of the judgment, ” said Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh in a soft voice. “I’ll just read out some of the passages.” (...)

NUJ and Siptu protest about Independent Newspapers’ pension scheme, outside the Alexander Hotel, where INM held an EGM on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Plans by Independent News and Media (INM) to change its company pension rules, which could lead to sharp cuts for hundreds of ex-staff, are “a new low(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence on December 1st. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien sat in the witness box of Court 29 on Thursday and cast himself as Citizen Denis, champion of the people’s rights. But it was the actua(...)

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